Suicide Squad: The Calm Before the Perfect Storm?

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For the last several years, it looks as though we’ve been sinking deeper and deeper in an endless ocean of made-to-make-cash superhero movies, gasping for creative air as most of these films ended up amidst the average critical acclaim column at best. As innovations were obviously losing the futile battle against mass production, it got to a scary point where we’ve actually started to expect a film about superheroes to be no better than mediocre, almost as if the goal of a movie should not be to aim for higher quality than just bringing us special effects and a possibility for sequels. We ourselves became members of that terrifying group of spectators that has actually convinced itself that it’s okay for these films to be less than good. But then something happened. With the immortal words of Freddy Mercury in the back, we’ve stumbled onto the Suicide Squad movie trailer whilst pointlessly clicking away on YouTube and it instantly made us enthusiastic.

It appeared to us as if the Suicide Squad movie could be the most appealing, exciting and original superhero film based on the DC Entertainment universe ever since The Batman Begins started showing. After we were sure that Suicide Squad did not simply play on our nostalgia and seduced us with the irresistible sounds of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody, we’ve gone straight to IMDB and began to dig up information. To our great surprise, Suicide Squad was directed AND written by no other than David Ayer, a man with a plethora of great films under his belt – but more importantly, someone who did not previously test himself in the universe of comic book adaptations and therefore had no chance to be plagued by commercialism. After watching all the trailers in order to please our thirst before The Suicide Squad movie starts showing, it seemed as though David Ayer has attempted to find a perfect atmospheric balance between the Batman films of Christopher Nolan and the gaudy versions Joel Schumacher has brought us – which is the exact atmosphere of the original comic book series that never took itself too seriously, but still never departed down the path of comedy.

The Story Behind the Squad

While the exact details of the movie’s plot aren’t publicly known, we can venture a guess concerning the outline story, seeing that there are already comic books that chronicle the wily gang’s adventures. A group of extremely volatile, unhinged and dangerous convicts is given an opportunity (or, rather, forced to take the opportunity) to earn their freedom in exchange for completing perilous (and secret) missions for a shady government agency, all for the sake of, apparently, maintaining state security. Basically, bad guys playing good guys. Criminally insane good guys. If they manage to pull everything off, the state will sheer time off their sentences. If not…well, we’ll see how that goes in the movie, seeing that it’s going for a PG-13 rating. In in the comics, though, the Squad members have tiny bombs implanted in them in case they deviate from the mission, and having in mind that they are practically cannon fodder, their ˝employers˝ would probably have no qualms about setting them off should they feel it is necessary.

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The Man Behind the Camera

The one taking the reins of the project is director and screenwriter David Ayer. You’ve probably seen a little movie called The Fast and the Furious, right? Ayer co-wrote it. Training day? He wrote the script for that one as well. Some other critically acclaimed titles he’s taken part in also includeDavid Ayer End of Watch, a great cop movie with Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña, and Fury (starring Brad Pitt and Shia LaBeouf duking it out with the Germans in WWII), which he both wrote and directed. As mentioned before, until Suicide Squad, he has had no experience directing or writing a comic book-based film. However, having seen the exquisite action packed movies he’s helped create, we can rest assured that if you watch Suicide Squad it will, at the very least, be an adrenaline-inducing cinema experience – so before you start googling ˝watch suicide squad online˝ or ˝watch Suicide Squad full movie˝, think twice, for this film deserves to be seen in its full glory in theaters.

The Cast of Suicide Squad

This movie will boast an excellent and competent cast of actors. Firstly, we have Margot Robbie taking on the role of the lovely lunatic Harley Quinn. Margot is probably most well known for her role in The Wolf of Wall Street, the 2013 Martin Scorsese massive hit. From what little we saw in the trailer, she can play a pretty mean psychopath, so there are no worries in that department. She is probably one of the main reasons we’ll be flocking to the theaters to see this movie and could make or brake the entire movie.

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Margot Robbie – Harley Quinn

Next we have Will Smith playing Floyd Lawton, better known as Deadshot, an assassin (formerly) for hire who has faced the likes of Batman on several occasions. Will has rarely gone into the ’bad guy’ territory – Hancock is the closest thing to a baddie that comes to mind– and this role of a sharpshooting killer seems like a refreshing change of pace for him. Knowing Smith, he will probably do great and will be a scene stealing presence, as usual.

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Will Smith – Deadshot

Cara Delavigne will be playing Enchantress, a teenage girl who has been possessed by a demon that gives her supernatural abilities, but has also led her to the brink of insanity and turned her to a life of crime. She seeks to control the evil within her, which is exactly what she was promised to gain by joining the Suicide Squad. The actress has recently become widely popular due to films such as Paper Towns and Anna Karenina.

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Cara Delavigne – Enchantress

Ben Affleck will be reprising his role of Batman. He played Batman quite recently in the new film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The movie itself did not fare all that well with the critics, but Affleck was said to be fitting for the part of the Caped Crusader. Hopefully we’ll see this Hollywood heavyweight being Batman in a significantly better movie.

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Ben Affleck – Batman

Biting into the role of Killer Croc will be Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje. Croc, formerly known as Waylon Jones is one of Batman’s best known adversaries. A man born with an extreme form of a disease that makes his skin resemble that of a crocodile, he lived the life of a thug and was feared for his brutality, especially his cannibalistic tendencies. Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje has been a long standing actor in the TV show Oz (not the wizard kind, the prisoner kind), playing Simon Adebisi, a criminal serving life in the Oswald State Correctional Facility. One can see why he was chosen for the role of Croc, as he was terrific as the cruel prisoner of Oz.

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Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje – Killer Croc

Alongside Harley Quinn, Jared Leto as the Joker is one of the most talked about aspects of the film. Ever since Heath Ledger broke his way into movie legend playing the same character in The Dark Knight, people have felt a little uneasy about having someone else taking on the mantle of Gotham’s most iconic villain. Leto’s interpretation of the Joker looks very different from Ledger’s (thankfully, the last thing anyone needed was a lazy attempt to copy Ledger’s performance) and is more reminiscent of the comic book version, with some noticeable discrepancies, like the grill on his teeth. The trailers do seem to promote him quite a bit, and it honestly could be one of the best Joker performances yet, up there with Ledger, Jack Nicholson and Mark Hamill (who voices him in the cartoons). Hopefully he won’t let us down, the hype is too real at this point.

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Jared Leto – The Joker

Jay Hernandez will be El Diablo, the flame wielding firebug, once called Lasarus Lane. Hernandez is known for starring in the slasher film Hostel and this role seems like a far cry from the one he played there.

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Jay Hernandez – El Diablo

Actress Karen Fukuhara will be making her debut on the big screen as Katana. Katana is usually a superhero, so people have been scratching their heads over what the martial arts master is doing galavanting with the bad guys.

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Karen Fukuhara – Katana

Having a go at being the Australian boomerang slinging criminal Captain Boomerang, Jai Courtney, known for being in A Good Day to Die Hard, also has a prominent role in this film.

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Jai Courtney – Captain Boomerang

Joel Kinnaman will take on the role of Rick Flag, the leader of the sordid lot. He is charged with keeping the gang in check and will most likely have his hands full.

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Joel Kinnaman – Rick Flag (center)

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Most Interesting Bits of the Suicide Squad Online Trailers

Since the Suicide Squad full movie is not to be released till August 2016, we have no film to review, but what we do have is a number of trailers that actually expose quite a bit about the movie if you know where to look. Between the rapid cuts and all the excitement present on the screen, however, there’s a valid chance that the smaller moments, teases and surprising (potential) reveals may have managed to sneak by some viewers. It’s surprisingly easy to miss the amount of details consolidated into the trailers and even easier to misinterpret the events being shown, so any wannabe analytic must proceed with caution. Since it would be impossible to surgically remove and analyze every shot of every trailer in one article, we bring you what we believe to be the most interesting moments of the Suicide Squad online trailers.

  • It’s understandable to say that the viewers will be more intrigued by the characters inside the prison uniforms than what is written on them, but one detail of the storyline seems to be revealed by the inmates’ clothing – the stamp on the uniforms clearly show that the antagonists are in fact detainees of “Site Bravo”, a codename for what is believed to be Bell Reve prison. This does not reveal a ton about the story, but it explains why the director chose the name “Bravo 14″ for the production title of the film.
  • We can be sure that “Site Bravo” is far from a typical correctional facility – namely, Harley Quinn enjoys tea and has access to hair dyes, whilst the first glimpse of Killer Croc show us that he spends his jailbird days in a cell with what looks to be an open sewer (which might come quite in handy, don’t you think?).
  • If you are a comic book fan, then this will come as no surprise, but if you haven’t read any of the DC comics then we are more than happy to school you – Amanda Waller’s bargain with her skilled inmates doesn’t operate on any sort of honor system. This is a nice touch by the screenwriters and it gives us hope that all the characters will be treated precisely as the original comics series depicted them.
  • He may not get the same fanatical attention as Joker or Harley Quinn enjoy, but the design of this live-action Killer Croc deserves to be singled out. The trailers give the best look yet at the practical makeup that came in instead of the standard CGI and, judging by the look of it, did a great job.
  • When Suicide Squad gears up and heads straight into the action, it’s obvious they’re not dealing with your typical brand of terrorists or supervillains. The ruined streets of the fictional Midway City seem to be covered with shorthand graffiti, which might imply some sort of contagion outbreaks is at loose or that the bad(er) guys are winning the battle for the city – that would fit in nicely with the desperate idea of using crazy villains to protect your interests. It’s hard to know what to make of the soldiers since they appear to be wearing body armor, but it’s their faces that are the most suspicious.
  • Every single person that watched the trailers for this film had one thing and one thing only as a priority – to catch as many glimpses of the Joker as possible. The makers of the movie knew that all too well, so they’ve been giving us small sips of Jared Leto just to quench our thirst. From what we’ve seen so far, Mr. J. will be one hell of a villain and a remarkably unsettling character. If you ask us, everything looks perfect in the Joker department – from Leto and his acting to the costumes and props.
  • Amongst all the antagonists whose role in the storyline we can understand, the character of Enchantress remains an exception. If the movie makers stay true to the nature of this beloved villain, you can be rest assured that she will cause some trouble with her sinister and grim style.
  • The latest trailer showed us a particular scene that the DC fans have been desiring for years now – the terrifying rebirth of Harley Quinn. The scene perfectly mirrors the New 52 origin of Harley, where the Joker slowly manipulated her to his way of thinking, before tossing her into the same chemicals that created his twisted mind and seeing Harley Quinn emerge.
  • Boomerang seems to be wielding a stuffed pink unicorn as he battles the endless horde of enemies. No further comment needed. All the main characters rely on their trademark weapons to destroy everyone opposing them, but this small detail really caught our eye and we hope that there is a delightful little tale behind the pink unicorn, as we do not believe it will be as useful as the boomerang.

What to Anticipate Before You Watch Suicide Squad

So what should we expect from the Suicide Squad full movie? I’m sorry to say that, if you are a fan of the R-rated films like we are, then it does not seem as if we have another Deadpool on our hands. But, concealed underneath that PG13 stain, there might be a real gem hiding here. It looks as though all the pieces fell in the right place and that all aspects of the film are working in its favor. All that remains now is to see the product as a whole. One thing is perfectly clear – if it proves to be all we expect from it, Suicide Squad is going to be a genuine change of pace from the usual comic book blockbusters.

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Sure, there’s action in it and more than a few laughs accompanied by some CG jaw-droppers (we reiterate: do not watch Suicide Squad online unless you have to), but what makes us believe the Suicide Squad full movie might be different is the all-around rebellious spirit that seems to shine through everything else. It is also quite refreshing to see a film focus on villains rather than going with the cheesy cliche of following one or more do-gooders as they save the world for the X number of times. It’s predictable, familiar and downright tiresome – we want to see the bad guys kick ass and chew bubblegum! Ultimately, if the film truly succeeds as we hope it will, this might be one of the precious times in the history of cinema that the audience will actually be collectively screaming for sequels – which DC Entertainment would surely be more than happy to oblige.

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